At an event in Los Angeles on Monday, Microsoft reveals the much rumoured and speculated Microsoft Tablet running Windows 8. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said this tablet will also have the same productivity and entertainment as any PC out there.Microsoft Surface comes with a two accessories namely a keyboard and a kickstand.
According to Microsoft there will be two versions of Microsoft Surface that will actually be released in the market. These two versions are listed below:
Windows RT based:
First version of Microsoft Surface comes with Windows RT OS which is designed for tablet PCs only. It will be powered by an ARM based processor which is based on ARM architecture. This will actually be released towards the end of 2012. It is expected to be 9.3mm thick with an expected weight below 0.6 kg and has a display size of 10.6 inch. It will priced around Rs. 25,000 onwards in India depending on the memory capacities which is expected to be 32 and 64 GB.
Windows 8 based:
The second version which will be launched earlier than the Windows RT based version is 1.4 cm thick with an expected weight of 0.8 kg. It will be priced similar to present day ultrabooks and will run on a Windows 8 Pro edition OS. The metro design of Windows 8 will be used in this tablet. Metro design as according to some experts is targeted mainly at mobile computing. This version will also have a stylus to take handwritten notes.
It will powered by an Intel Core i5 ivy bridge CPU and other laptop based components. It will be available in two memory capacities that is 64 GB and 128 GB.
It is expected to be launched somewhere near the Windows 8 launch date. Microsoft initially will sell this tablet through its exclusive retail and online stores only so as to calm down other PC makers.
Keyboard and Kickstand are the two accessories that will be available with both the versions. Both these tablets contain a full USB port for attaching pen drive which is most common feature every potential tablet customer is asking for.
Microsoft’s entry into the hardware is not always a successful one. Apart from the success of XBOX, Microsoft’s other attempt at the hardware market in the form of Zune (Music Player ) and Kin ( Phone ) is disastrous ones. Entering into the overly saturated tablet market is definitely a good move from Microsoft as this will offer a change to end users and at the same time breaks the monopoly of Apple iPad.
Domain surface.com is now with Microsoft:
The domain surface.com is now under the ownership of Microsoft and features photos and videos of the upcoming Microsoft tablet.
Gallery of Windows Surface Tablet